The Brooklyn Public Library has expanded its annual Summer Meals Program, offering no-cost lunch to children and teens ages 18 and under.
It’s a major expansion for the program, run by the New York City Department of Education with federal funds, more than quadrupling it from the six sites available last year.
The program is made to ensure that during the summer months, when kids are out of school, no child or teen will go hungry. The season kicked off June 27 and last until August 29, with lunches served every weekday from 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at each of the libraries.
It’s a no-questions-asked policy, and citizenship status is not a factor.
The following local branches are part of the program. Those with asterisks only offer meals from Tuesday to Friday.
- Sheepshead Bay* (2636 East 14th Street)
- Midwood (975 East 16th Street)
- Gerritsen Beach (2808 Gerritsen Avenue)
- Coney Island (1901 Mermaid Avenue)
For the full list of participating branches, look here.